Friday, April 22, 2011

Institut de France

Paris, France

For some reason I find this scene amusing.

The Weekend in Black and White check it out!

30 comments:

  1. It's the scale of the car that looks so out of place. Great monochrome, I love the building.

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  2. The architecture, the people, the auto, the patterned stones... all wrapped up in a black and white package. Parfait and so very much Paris!

    Happy Easter, mon ami!
    Genie

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  3. It is very amusing, there is a story in every person, my Mum used to have a little mini like this one:)

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  4. I also liked this picture. Sounds simple, but has details that enrich... and besides, I love black and white photos.
    Happy Easter to you and yours
    A warm hug.

    ( ),,( )
    (=':'=)
    (,,)♥(,,)

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  5. i like the hesitancy of the small car, and the white haired gentlemen walking by. And the old architecture.

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  6. I think it's the lone car. I like it.

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  7. Terrific capture as always, James! It's the little people, the little car and the huge old building -- kind of puts things in perspective doesn't it? Whatever, it made me smile, too! Your B&W are always awesome! Wishing you a very Happy Easter Weekend! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  8. Is it the mini about to run over the two folks standing there that lends tension and finally a smile ? Or the wind blowing the overcoat up like Marilyn Monroe's skirt ???

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  9. Superb capture. I like the way the viewer can feel the driver pausing for the people to move out of the way...the people walking in different directions..the lady with her high heels and the hem of her dress lifted by the air...one gentleman walking rapidly from the building and another taking it one step at a time over behind the car...and finally the couple speaking to one another. Love all the interesting images.

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  10. I love the atmosphere of this shot. So much to look at and each look yields something new. Must have been windy from the look of the lady's coat.

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  11. From left to right
    -I'm so glad the week is over. Now, week-end, a good book, and a nap..
    -Are you sure it's a shopping place?..Look in the book!
    -O my God, I'm so late for my date!I hope He'll wait for me.
    -When did I choose the wrong direction? ..it does not look like a car park here..
    -The hell with driving women! I'll take the number of the car, and then tell her to drive away, quickly!

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  12. Perhaps it is the way everyone is walking in one space...but seems completely oblivious to the others around them?

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  13. ...just read the comment from Malyss above...too funny!

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  14. this is a great shot, but the little car adds so much humour. (as do the comments!)

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  15. This is a perfect image... it tells a story ... a story? no, no, 5 stories ... that's art for me!

    the comment from Malyss is so funny and creativ ..


    a Happy and Joyous Easter to you, Frohe Ostern !


    isabella

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  16. What a great shot! Those people and the car couldn't have been spaced any more perfectly! And of course, the building and the street are such a beautiful backdrop. I love all the curved elements. The little car gives the scene added charm, though I guess that would be a common site in Paris!

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  17. It is amusing, everyone, including the auto, is aimed in their own direction. It looks like a wreck about to happen, but you know it won't. And all this haphazard movement is confined by walls of stone. Human pinball, anyone?

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  18. wonderful picture, love the little car, it looks like a toycar...;-D

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  19. Such busy-ness!

    Happy Easter, James.

    Lucy

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  20. The car is so small it looks like it can drive in the door.

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  21. Love all thge comments!

    What I particularly like about the photo is its old-fashioned look.

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  22. Magnifique !!! Il y a une magie dans cette photo ...bravo :). Joyeuses Pâques !

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  23. I love this photo. It reminds me of a page from my History Book.

    P.S. I am glad of your move to Sunny California. I have not explored OC, but there are so many places to explore. Hope to meetup someday.

    Have a safe trip, to you, Vicky, Lucy and Simba.

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  24. Completely agree, I kept looking at it and smiling about the car.

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  25. It is amusing. The car looks to small to be real in comparison to the people.

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  26. Love these Black and White photographs....
    Excellent.

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  27. Liking the element of openness.. the mode of characteristics very well framed!

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